After the Fact: The Surprising Fates of American History's Heroes, Villains, and Supporting Characters

After the Fact: The Surprising Fates of American History's Heroes, Villains, and Supporting Characters

by Owen J. Hurd

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399537530
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/07/2012
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 775,173
Product dimensions: 5.46(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Owen J. Hurd is an author and editor in Chicago, Illinois, where he has lived and worked in book publishing for many years. After attending the University of Illinois at Urbana, he earned a master's degree from DePaul University. He is the author of two books, Chicago History for Kids and After the Fact.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 Age of Discovery 1

2 Early Settlers and Pilgrims 17

3 The American Revolution 33

4 The Western Frontier 45

5 Literary Legacies 58

6 The Civil War 75

7 Disaster Relief 92

8 Wild West Outlaws and Sheriffs 110

9 Inventors 126

10 Gangsters and G-Men 144

11 Games Over 163

12 World War II 183

13 Happy Days No More 203

14 Civil Rights and Wrongs 218

Further Reading 239

Index 249

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After the Fact: The Surprising Fates of American History's Heroes, Villains, and Supporting Characters 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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A thoroughly enlightening read. This book is to American history, what VH1's "Behind the Music" is to Rock 'n' Roll.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"After the Fact" is an excellent book! It is entertaining as well as informative. I especially enjoyed the chapter on Paul Revere and his checkered military career, not to mention his work as a silversmith. Also, the book is a reminder that 'history' continues beyond the momentous events of the day, and that individuals lead their lives down unpredictable paths after their participation in the great events of the day has passed.